November 7, 2023


Russia to donate 200,000 tonnes of wheat to six African countries by year's end




Russia has announced its commitment to provide an additional 200,000 tonnes of wheat to six African nations by the end of this year, CGTN reported.


Alexey Polishchuk, the director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Second CIS Department, revealed that the countries set to benefit from this donation include Somalia, the Central African Republic, Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe, Mali, and Eritrea. This initiative aims to support these nations in addressing food security challenges.


The Russian government is actively collaborating with the United Nations World Food Program to facilitate this substantial wheat donation. Moreover, Russia has already taken steps to contribute to food security efforts in the region by delivering 20,000 tonnes of fertiliser to Malawi and 34,000 tonnes to Kenya.


In addition to the aforementioned efforts, Russia plans to dispatch 23,000 tonnes of fertiliser to Zimbabwe, 34,000 tonnes to Nigeria, and 55,000 tonnes to Sri Lanka in the near future.


-      CGTN

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